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How Your Selfie Could Affect Your Life Insurance

How Your Selfie Could Affect Your Life Insurance

By Barbara Marquand | Apr 23
A selfie reveals more than whether it's a good hair day. Facial lines and contours, droops and dark spots could indicate how well you're aging, and, when paired with other data, could someday help determine whether you qualify for life insurance.

Are You Financially Ready for Retirement?

Are You Financially Ready for Retirement?

Apr 13
CBS News business anaylst Jill Schlesinger joins "CBS This Morning" to offer practical tips for retirement planning.

Are You Financially Healthy?

Are You Financially Healthy?

By Liz Weston | Apr 12
Traditional financial literacy efforts haven't been a rousing success. Research from Harvard Business School shows that even Americans who are taught personal finance in school don't seem to save more or manage credit better than anyone else.

The Perks of Going Local With Your Bank Account

The Perks of Going Local With Your Bank Account

By Amber Murakami-Fester | Mar 11
Fans of community banks point to the advantages, starting with a generally more favorable fee structure. These banks are likelier to have fewer checking account fees and lower overdraft fees than big national banks.

Don't Fear Your Mobile Wallet

Don't Fear Your Mobile Wallet

By Lauren Schwann | Mar 4
Smartphones have replaced lots of other accessories - cameras, flashlights, calculators. But many people are still reluctant to swap the wallets in their pockets for their digital counterparts.

How to Put More in Working-Class Pockets

How to Put More in Working-Class Pockets

By Liz Weston, NerdWallet | Feb 22
The American working class lost a shocking amount of wealth in recent decades as wages stagnated. Despite campaign promises, making up that lost ground will be no easy feat.

Fund Manager Q&A: A Diversified Approach to Income Investing

Fund Manager Q&A: A Diversified Approach to Income Investing

By Alex Veiga | Feb 19
Bond investors aren't exactly known as risk-seekers. But when interest rates and inflation could be on the rise, playing it too safe in a "vanilla" bond index fund may not cut it.

Ask Brianna: How Can I Stay on Budget and Still Hang Out?

Ask Brianna: How Can I Stay on Budget and Still Hang Out?

By Brianna McGurran | Feb 18
Instead of hiding away in shame or constantly complaining about your rock-bottom bank balance, use these strategies to budget - and socialize - with confidence and control.

It's OK to Spend Money on Yourself - Really

It's OK to Spend Money on Yourself - Really

By Liz Weston, NerdWallet | Feb 15
People who spend too much outnumber, by far, those who spend too little. But the methods that therapists and financial planners use to help "underspenders" can guide the rest of us about when it's OK to splurge.

Make Less Than $54K? Consider This Underused Tax Break

Make Less Than $54K? Consider This Underused Tax Break

By Sarah Skidmore Sell | Feb 10
The Earned Income Tax Credit is one of the most overlooked tax credits around, according to many experts. But it is also one of the more generous.

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